Moroccan High Atlas
Moroccan High Atlas
Is the scorpion edible? This is a good find, once cooked it turns into a perfect appetizer!
During six days, you will discover the High-Atlas in Morocco. Over 2000m altitude (6500ft), time has stopped in these magnificent valleys. Off the beaten tracks, in a breathtaking setting out of the ordinary, you will receive training to survival techniques and sleep four nights in bivouacs, under shelter or inside millennium old caves… A stunning adventure!
Awaken the Lion of the Atlas that sleeps within!
Arrival and welcoming at Marrakech. Night in riad or hotel in the heart of the medina (meal not included).
Transfer to the Moroccan High-Atlas, driving through dream settings worth the biggest adventure movies! Crossing the pass over 2000m, we’ll gaze on the snowy top of Mount Tubkal. At dusk, you’ll reach a charming village where you will have a heartwarming encounter, far from the touristic trails, in an authentic setting.
Beginning of the trek. Strong walk to reach the wind swept high-plateau. Your goal for the day is the beginning of survival: find a river to follow it to its source, forage fruits and edible wild plants. Sheltered under a rocky promontory, you will learn how to lay traps, purify the collected water, make bread and cook it in the coals… with the help of our local mountain guide!
Going down to another water spring where you will apply the skills learnt the previous day. We spend the day laying traps, collecting wood, foraging edibles… in a setting worth adventure movies.
Following a rocky trail through an oak wood forest, an uncommon scene at 2500m (8000ft) altitude! After a long walk (12km / 7,5mi), you will reach the area of our next camp, where a few surprise await: waterfall, squirrels, steep decline, natural shower, and a breathtaking landscape!
The trek takes us downhill toward a lost Berber village. They will for sure invite us to their home for tea, curious and proud of welcoming strangers. The valley will appear rich and welcoming with a tumbling river, fruit orchard, frogs and birds… Last bivouac will be the most friendly of all.
The extraction vehicle awaits us at the next village. Back to civilization through gorgeous landscapes. Arrival in Marrakech for a wonderful party in the riad. Relaxation time, hot shower and other delights. Oriental diner (meal not included) and night at the riad.
Transfer to the airport and flight back to your home country.
(Contact us before booking your flight)
To book one of our trainings, it is very easy: you just need to fill the booking form, and click on “Book Now”. We will get in touch with you to confirm and validate your subscription.
Once the form is sent, we will manage your booking within a couple of days. You will receive a mail for confirmation with a bill, which you will need to pay by wire transfer or through our online payment platform, and send a course preparation form (equipment, assistance and medical cover, etc.).
If you didn’t pick a date for the training but you want to book for someone else (in case of a gift for example), booking process will stay the same. We will keep your file until the course is chosen.
Equipment to prepare for the training
- Sleeping bag (medium cold)
- Trekking gear (shoes, pants, warm sweater)
- A pair of flip-flops
- A pair of extra socks
- Poncho or raincoat
- Water bottle
- Quart, spoon and metal cup
- Sunglasses & hat
- Garbage bag
- Organic soap and towel
- Camera and Go-Pro are allowed
- Phone and camcorder not allowed
- All accommodations, homestay and bivouac
- All meals and rations from day 2 to day 6
- All training costs
- A survival expert during the whole training
- All taxes and permits
- 24h assistance
- Personal transports and transfers
- Personal expenses and drinks
- Personal insurance
- Meals of day 1 and day 7
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Wow !! (friends will laugh) What an experience !! You come back changed! I learned a lot about myself, tapping on my own reserves, taking care of others, nobody knew each other at the start, to finally become a welded and united group. We shared so many beautiful things, unique moments in one life !! Thanks to Nadia and Denis (from who we’ve learnt a lot and who is a nice person)! Personally it's been a long time that I wanted to do one of these survival courses and I realized a dream!